Links of Interest

Shelfinflicted, reviews written by a coalition of GR friends, casting their reading net over a wide variety of genres.

Busty Book Bimbo

Dangerous Dan’s Book Blog

Every Read Thing

Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud

hypnos

James L. Thane

Kemper’s Book Blog

OCD Viewer

Only the Best Science Fiction & Fantasy

This Insignificant Cinder Amanda’s book reviews. An English teacher with a taste for hick-lit.

Trudi’s reviews at http://bustybookbimbo.wordpress.com/ –a librarian friend who specializes in horror, mysteries and YA. She has a fabulous sense of humor and is my go-to source for zombie suggestions.

“The Status Quo Does Not Need World-Building,” by Kate Elliot. Nicely said. “The more minimal the world building, the more the status quo is highlighted without anything needed to be said.http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/11/the-status-quo-does-not-need-world-building

“Set Truth on Stun: Reinmagining an Anti-Oppressive SF/F,” by Daniel Jose Older. Round table discussion on science fiction and fantasy, taking off from Nora Jemisin’s recent speech. http://www.strangehorizons.com/2013/20130923/1older-a.shtml

Note for self (and writers): fabulous post by Aliette de Bodard including cultural diversity in your writing. Seriously awesome advise. Also useful for pinpointing why a particular characterization may bother me but be unable to articulate why.

Great post on four women authors and the writers who they admire: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2013/04/mind-meld-who-are-your-favorite-women-in-genre/#more-74922

Great post by Carrie Vaughn (Kitty Norville series) and a deconstruction of women in Urban fantasy: http://carriev.wordpress.com/2009/01/07/carries-analysis-of-urban-fantasy-part-iii-deconstructing-urban-fantasy/

Very interesting post on myth and storytelling by Melinda Snodgrass: http://aidanmoher.com/blog/featured-article/2013/05/and-they-lived-happily-ever-after-by-melinda-snodgrass/

Similarly fascinating deconstruction of chicks with guns by Lilith Saintcrow: http://fantasyhotlist.blogspot.com/2008/12/ad-lib-column-lilith-saintcrow.html

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2 Responses to Links of Interest

  1. Love this idea! I’m stealing it! And I’m honored to be included 🙂

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